Crossover Picturebooks

Author: Sandra L. Beckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136577017

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 414

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This book situates the picturebook genre within the widespread international phenomenon of crossover literature, examining an international corpus of picturebooks — including artists’ books, wordless picturebooks, and celebrity picturebooks — that appeal to readers of all ages. Focusing on contemporary picturebooks, Sandra Beckett shows that the picturebook has traditionally been seen as a children’s genre, but in the eyes of many authors, illustrators, and publishers, it is a narrative form that can address any and all age groups. Innovative graphics and formats as well as the creative, often complex dialogue between text and image provide multiple levels of meaning and invite readers of all ages to consider texts that are primarily marketed as children’s books. The interplay of text and image that distinguishes the picturebook from other forms of fiction and makes it a unique art form also makes it the ultimate crossover genre. Crossover picturebooks are often very complex texts that are challenging for adults as well as children. Many are characterized by difficult "adult" themes, genre blending, metafictive discourse, intertextuality, sophisticated graphics, and complex text-image interplay. Exciting experiments with new formats and techniques, as well as novel interactions with new media and technologies have made the picturebook one of the most vibrant and innovative contemporary literary genres, one that seems to know no boundaries. Crossover Picturebooks is a valuable addition to the study of a genre that is gaining increasing recognition and appreciation, and contributes significantly to the field of children’s literature as a whole.

How Picturebooks Work

Author: Maria Nikolajeva,Carole Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136771514

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 3680


How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks may be the most influential media of all in the socialization and representation of children. Spanning an international range of children's books, this book examine such favorites as Curious George and Frog and Toad Are Friends, along with the works of authors and illustrators including Maurice Sendak and Tove Jansson, among others. With 116 illustrations, How Picturebooks Work offers the student of children's literature a new methodology, new theories, and a new set of critical tools for examining the picturebook form.

Activating the Primary Social Studies Classroom

Author: Leslie Marlow,Duane Inman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1578862418

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 4799


Presents social studies activities for the kindergarten to fourth grade classroom.

Children's Books from Other Countries

Author: Carl M. Tomlinson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461657423

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 3191


A complete and current guide to international children's literature. The annotated bibliography contains over 700 titles from 29 different countries printed between 1950 and 1996. All titles are available in English; many have been translated and others have originated in other English-speaking countries. Indexes include Author-Title Index, Country of Origin Index, and Subject Index. Sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)

Under the Chinaberry Tree

Author: Ann Ruethling,Patti Pitcher

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307419541

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 9096


Celebrating Chinaberry's twentieth anniversary, the women behind America's beloved children's book catalog share their wisdom about the joys of children's literature and parenting. The Chinaberry catalog was created when Ann Ruethling became troubled by the violence in many old-fashioned nursery stories and the poor grammar or mediocre plots in newer children's books. Handpicking a hundred high-quality titles a year, she has become an indispensable friend to thousands of parents, and Chinaberry has become a gold standard for its industry. Under the Chinaberry Tree celebrates the world of children's books. In warm "one-mother-to-another" prose, Ruethling and her business partner, Patti Pitcher, reflect on the family-first concepts that resonate so strongly with Chinaberry fans and all parents. Exploring the books that have made a difference in their children's lives, the tender experience of reading with children and the moments that make parenting a unique journey, this guide is sure to enrich every family's bookshelf.

Fatal Journey

Author: Peter C. Mancall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786747870

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9227


The English explorer Henry Hudson devoted his life to the search for a water route through America, becoming the first European to navigate the Hudson River in the process. In Fatal Journey, acclaimed historian and biographer Peter C. Mancall narrates Hudson's final expedition. In the winter of 1610, after navigating dangerous fields of icebergs near the northern tip of Labrador, Hudson's small ship became trapped in winter ice. Provisions grew scarce and tensions mounted amongst the crew. Within months, the men mutinied, forcing Hudson, his teenage son, and seven other men into a skiff, which they left floating in the Hudson Bay. A story of exploration, desperation, and icebound tragedy, Fatal Journey vividly chronicles the undoing of the great explorer, not by an angry ocean, but at the hands of his own men.

Monasticon Anglicanum

Author: Sir William Dugdale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Abbeys

Page: 874

View: 7055


Monasticon Anglicanum

Author: William Dugdale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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